Taylor Swift, seven-time GRAMMY Award winner and Billboard Magazine’s recently named Woman of the Year (the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice), will exclusively unlock “Welcome To New York” on iTunes on Tuesday, October 21st, giving her fans a new track and a peek at what is to come from the most highly anticipated album this year, 1989 (Big Machine Records).
“Welcome To New York” is written by Taylor Swift and Ryan Tedder (One Republic) and produced by Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella and Taylor Swift. This is the third song revealed from 1989, Taylor’s forthcoming fifth studio album, while the current single, “Shake It Off,” remains atop the charts across the globe.
“I started the album with “Welcome To New York” because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years,” said Taylor. “It’s like an electric city, and I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism. I saw New York as a place of endless potential and possibilities and you can hear that reflected in this music and in this song.”
Taylor appeared on Good Morning America today, October 20th, to chat about the track and her new album, 1989, which hits stores Tuesday, October 27th. Check out the interview and a special preview of “Welcome To New York” below.
Taylor Swift – GMA Interview – October 20, 2014
Taylor Swift – “Welcome To New York” – Preview